Saturday, January 31, 2015
Over the last few months, I have finished a few needle punched projects that I had been working on. Had the cat done for a while and finally framed it. The wooden chest project was punched last year and finally decided to put it on a chest. Got the other project done and found a cute chest to put it on but I have to stain the chest first. Want to make at least 2 more to use on chests so I can have 4 presents done for Christmas! The cat is just a fun one I did and will keep until I find a cat lover for it to go home with!
I did dye the blue sky, green grass and the mauve flowers with kool-aid.
I have been weaving these cute lacey scarves and can't seem to stop. I just keep tying on and doing more. I tell myself each time this is the last one then I do it again. I sold all I had made last Christmas and wanted to do a few more while I had it tied up for them. But I am going to stop when I get about 6 or 7 done! So fast and look so different with the different threads & yarns I have. First one is rayon/cotton in shades of blue and mauve; second one is a soft acrylic with a mohair feel and look.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
I love to weave! Can't help it - I love to create fabric, rugs, towels & even washcloths! I really love the new to me Harrisville Loom! A rug made from t-shirts and mixed warp threads (using up the leftover threads)
Washcloths wove on a Cricket Rigid Heddle Loom using Peaches & Cream cotton yarn and a knitting needle to raise the wept threads so I would get the texture of a piled washcloth.
I took a class and did a pink plaid piece similar to Saori Weaving (on right)! Really frees you up to use any yarn and you just go with it. I went home on the first day and warped up for the next weaving (on left) - just picked threads I liked and warped up - did not worry about what the fiber was, just what I liked. No plan in the weaving of colors so I did not have to keep up the plaids. Love it - was going to cut and make a vest & possibly a messenger bag but so far I have only used it as a shaw. The pink Saori Weaving is a wall hanging now. I might cut one of them when the time is right...lol